Traditional Storyteller

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The Traditional Storyteller ($4.99) by Day Two Productions

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Do your kids like having a story being told to them? By strangers in a tiny video screen? Mine do! However, they (age 4 & 5) lost interest quickly after the story was done. They didn’t want to stick around to answer questions, but I think this is geared for children over age 7 or 8 who…


… have longer attention spans. It’s ok though because the app does what it says it will, it tells an engaging story to children.

There are five apps in the series (all $4.99) and they only feature one story from a different story teller in each one. For the price, I am not impressed. It is pricey for parents who have lots and lots of educational apps to choose from. True, they are noted story tellers in their own circles, but it doesn’t warrant the cost. There are no gimmicks, no sound effects, just the storyteller holding the child’s attention through the expressive use of words, gestures, facial expressions and direct eye contact.

There are three interactive activites within the app that encourage the child to tell the story in their own words, reassemble the storey from selected bits and to listen and repeat selected phrases.

All in all, an interesting learning experience for school-age children.

From Day Two Productions:

 

Visual Presentation Excellent
Ease of Use Perfect
Functionality Very Good
Value vs. Price Not so good. Five stories for $5 would be much better, but still good content.
Overall A good learning experience for your chiuld.
App Name: The Traditional Storyteller (iTunes)
Version: 1.1
Price as of this writing: $4.99. A free version of this app is not available at this time.
iTunes category: Education
Available on: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Developer: Day Two Productions
Device & iOS used for review: iPone 4, iOS 5.1

 

  • Sandy

    It sounds good but I just think that try go over the if it should think if yellow goes with red or if blue goes with green you know? but other than that QUITE good. thanks! :)